Suing Nippon Steel – update

Sep 8, 2014

We believe their dismissal wasn’t really restructuring but simply a case of NSSI trying to cut their salary bill. And as the case has proceeded, the company has taken a new tack by submitting questionable documents maligning our members’ reputations as workers and teachers, despite them having been employed at the company for between 15-20 years with exemplary records.

Today was an interesting day in court. The judge strongly pushed both sides to sit down to discuss a settlement rather than go through a long, drawn out court battle. It remains to be seen if settlement talks will prove workable, or if we will have to continue on to a full court case.

September 8, 2014 Osaka District Court